Code of Conduct

The Dawn VII meeting code of conduct is adopted from the American Physical Society Meeting Code of Conduct

All participants in the Dawn VII meeting and satellite meetings, including attendees and volunteers will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Participants will treat each other with respect and consideration to create a collegial, inclusive, and professional environment. Creating a supportive environment to enable scientific discourse is the responsibility of all participants.

Participants will avoid any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic protected by law. Disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Harassment includes but is not limited to inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted touching or attention, offensive images, photography without permission, and stalking.

Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to meeting organizers as soon as possible. Sanctions may range from verbal warning, to ejection from the meeting without refund, to notifying appropriate authorities. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated. If a participant observes inappropriate comments or actions and personal intervention seems appropriate and safe, they should be considerate of all parties before intervening.

If you experience or witness inappropriate or unprofessional behavior at any time during the meeting, please inform one or more of the following meeting organizers as soon as possible: 

  • Jess McIver
  • Jeff Young

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 911. If you are on UBC campus, contact Campus Security 24/7 by dialing 604-822-2222. If you are making an international call, you will need to dial a 1 (Canada’s calling code) before the phone number.


We encourage all participants to make any presentations accessible to all audiences. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Use of large fonts
  • Use of colour-blind friendly text
  • Recognition of a diversity of backgrounds and experience-levels
  • Use of microphones as a matter of course (or repeating an unamplified question into a microphone)